• 1/21/2019

Not to be missed

Top research with neutrons, IceCube Neutrinos, and the Master's Day

On January 29, 2019, Prof. Winfried Petry will be holding a lecture at the Vorhoelzer Forum (Main Campus, starting at 6:30 pm), focusing on the topic of 60 years of cutting-edge research with neutrons in Garching, and on the interdependencies of science and politics ("60 Jahre Spitzenforschung mit Neutronen in Garching. Wie Wissenschaft und Politik sich bedingen").

A light-and-sound installation by artist Tim Otto Roth, to be seen on February 9 and 10, 2019, in the Reaktorhalle at Luisenstraße 37a in Munich. (Photo: imchination projects, Tim Otto Roth 2018)
A light-and-sound installation by artist Tim Otto Roth, to be seen on February 9 and 10, 2019, in the Reaktorhalle at Luisenstraße 37a in Munich. (Photo: imchination projects, Tim Otto Roth 2018)

The lecture is part of the series "Tech Histories Alive – Zeitzeugen der Wissenschaftsgeschichte", which offers students, employees, and the public insight into the extensive research and teaching experience of the "TUM Emeriti of Excellence". The lecture is open to interested parties of all scientific disciplines. More information: www.emeriti-of-excellence.tum.de

IceCube Neutrino Observatory – a small-scale installation

On February 9 and 10, you can admire a light-and-sound installation by artist Tim Otto Roth in the Reaktorhalle, Luisenstraße 37a. The small-scale-installation (about 8 x 8 x 7 square meters) represents the structure of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, with 444 illuminated loudspeakers, hanging from 37 wires. There will be scientific lectures and performances by scientists of the SFB Neutrinos and Dark Matter, by a group of artists and art students from the Academy of Fine Arts, and other contributors. More information: Light-and-sound installation by Tim Otto Roth

Don't forget: Semester fees payment for the new semester

Whether your commencing or continuing your studies at the TUM, you must pay your semester fees in the amount of 129,40 euros within the designated period before the start of each semester. More information: Payment of fees. Deadline for payment for summer semester until February, 15. More information: Dates and Deadlines

Apply to the Studienstiftung and try to win a scholarship

Students in their first or second semester can apply for a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes until February 19. We are looking for young people with outstanding intellectual abilities, motivation, a broad range of interests, and exceptional commitment. The application procedure for Germany's oldest and largest scholarship fund is two-tiered. First of all, all candidates take part in a selection test. Registration is possible until February 19, 2019: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Master's Day – a fair focusing on studies and career

Are you interested in obtaining a Master's degree at TUM? The Master's Day on March 8, 2019 offers comprehensive information about which Master's course could be suitable, including details about the admission requirements, application procedures, and course materials – and information about which combinations are available for which Bachelor's degree. The event will take place in the Matriculation Hall (from 1 pm to 5 pm), and all TUM faculties will be represented with an information booth. Contact: masterberatungspam prevention@tum.de. More information: www.tum.de/mastermesse

MICC: 15,000 EUR for business ideas

Innovative ideas in the way of business models and technologies regarding networked digital and automated mobility: The student competition Mobility Innovation Competition @ Campus (MICC) offers a prize money of up to 15,000 EUR for the winners. Submissions are possible until March 15, 2019. The winners will be appointed at the end of July, following a multi-stage selection process. The MICC competition is organized by the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern, and it is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development, and Energy. More information: www.micc.bayern

Help others gain insight

Are you a TUM student – and are you happy to have chosen our university? If so, you might want to join the visiTUM project to tell prospective students about your experiences in your course of studies, providing them with first-hand insight. In terms of content, you can talk about anything you consider important: How did you decide on your course of studies? What is student life like in Munich? What's the workload-to-leisure-ratio? What special features does your degree program offer? What are the professional or personal perspectives after graduation? The Introductory Workshop will take place on April 11, 2019, from 9:30 am to 1 pm – and you can apply online until March 20, 2019, via www.schueler.tum.de/visitum, contact: visitumspam prevention@tum.de

Survey on policy advice

Scientific knowledge plays an important role in many political decisions. The team SciCom of the Junge Akademie investigates the influence of science-based policy advice in the political decision-making process, especially at the level of local politics. For this purpose, a survey is being conducted among students. It takes about five to ten minutes to fill out the questionnaire, which you can find here: SciCom survey

Doing a doctorate – an option for me?

In the upcoming Summer Semester 2019, the TUM Graduate School (TUM-GS) cordially invites all TUM Master’s students to join this year’s PrepDoc Program. It offers valuable insight into planning for your doctorate, including funding opportunities, how to find a supervisor, research strategies, good scientific practice and many other topics you should consider before starting your doctorate at TUM. The program is free of charge and consists of one introduction event and different course modules that can be booked independently from each other. Registration for the program, scheduled to take place in late April and throughout May 2019, will be open in March 2019. Please visit the TUM Graduate School website for further details: PrepDoc Program

Schreibwerkstatt Burda – a writers' workshop

BurdaForward aims to provide adolescents and young adults with first insights into online journalism, thus promoting their writing skills. In this context, we are looking for students who would like to become part of the authors' network. The authors work for all brands of BurdaForward – Focus Online, CHIP, NetMoms, etc. We are looking for young talents who enjoy writing and are interested in many different topics. Please send your application documents – including a CV, motivation letter, and text samples – to Cathrin Clemens and Lisa Hummel, by email only: autorenpoolspam prevention@chip.de.

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